Without a Safety Net
For a comprehensive look at welfare policy and legislation, visit the Welfare Information Network, or contact the organization at (202) 587-1000 or 1401 New York Avenue NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005. The Welfare Law Center works to ensure access to bene?ts and publishes a monthly bulletin on welfare issues; contact the group at (212) 633-6967 or 275 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1205, New York, NY 10001, or visit its Web site.
The Stealth Crusade
Sharing the Book: Religious Perspectives on the Rights and Wrongs of Proselytism (Orbis Books, 1999) examines the ethics of evangelism from Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, and Mormon perspectives. The Last Great Frontier: Essays on Muslim Evangelism (Open Doors With Brother Andrew, 2000) provides a candid look at Christian efforts to convert Muslims. The Bethany World Prayer Center has pro?led the customs and beliefs of 1,632 groups it considers “unreached peoples.” Read about its efforts to convert Muslims and others here.
To Work and Die in Juarez
Casa Amiga, the Juarez-based organization run by Esther Chávez, works to prevent violence against women by providing psychological, medical, and legal help to families affected by sexual abuse and domestic violence. Visit www.casa-amiga.org or contact the group at Peru Norte 878, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
For a complete list of violations committed by the top 200 federal contractors, visit Mother Jones at www.motherjones.com. To ?nd out which companies in your area receive federal contracts, search the Campaign Finance Information Center database, or order a copy of the database from the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting at (202) 362-3223 or NICAR, Missouri School of Journalism, 138 Neff Annex, Columbia, MO 65211. For information about improving corporate practices and ethics, contact Business for Social Responsibility at (415) 537-0888 or 609 Mission Street, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, or visit www.bsr.org.
New Deal City
For more information about Greenbelt, Maryland, and how it became the nation’s first government-sponsored cooperative, visit www.greenbelt.com or contact the Greenbelt Museum at (301) 474-1936 or 10-B Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770.
Building a Better Bomb
The Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker public-interest lobby, < href="http://www.fcnl.org/issues/arm /minnukeindx.htm" target="new">tracks government action on mini-nukes; contact the group at (202) 547-6000 or 245 Second Street NE, Washington, DC 20002. Read the Defense Department report on defeating “Hard and Deeply Buried Targets,” here, or contact Nuclear Watch of New Mexico, 551 West Cordova Road, #808, Santa Fe, NM 87505.
Seeds of Secrecy
To obtain a copy of the Nature article by Ignacio Chapela on genetically modified corn in Mexico, contact Bronwyn Murray at (202) 626-4956 ext. 968, or Nature, National Press Building, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045. Greenpeace Mexico is working to end the importation of gm corn into Mexico; visit their web site or contact Doreen Stabinsky at (202) 285-7398 or 702 H Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20001.
Hellraiser: Selemawit Tewelde
For information about the Philadelphia Student Union’s efforts to halt the privatization of public schools, contact the group at (215) 546-3290 or 1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. ‘